Oversee all aspects of the Annual Fund, including the President’s Club. Plays leadership role in appeal campaigns and outreach related to the Annual Fund. Collaborate to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects for giving, and to encourage their greater participation. The Director of Annual Giving reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Advancement and is a member of the Advancement Team.
Overseeing all aspects of the Annual Fund according to the goals set forth by the School’s Strategic Plan, focusing on the support of alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty/staff, current students and friends; Working with the Vice President in coordinating the identification, cultivation and solicitation of Annual Fund leadership prospects. This includes identifying, cultivating and soliciting leadership support from all constituencies;
Reviewing the leadership giving levels and programs for the Annual Fund as part of a “moves management” strategy to increase levels of participation by all constituencies; Managing all aspects of the direct mail, electronic and phonathon Annual Fund appeal campaigns;
Serving as a point person for marketing and advertising for the Annual Fund and all outreach relating to the Annual Fund;
Working with the Manager of Advancement Services, ensure that all gifts are handled confidentially, and are properly recorded. Ensure that all acknowledgements are accurately prepared and sent out on a timely basis. Safe-guard the accuracy of Advancement data records, donor listings and Annual Fund reports and updates;
Oversee processing and monitoring of Matching Gifts, United Way gifts, Trust gifts, etc.
Update and maximize the use of the Annual Fund section of the school’s website;
Recruit, train, support, and recognize all Annual Fund volunteers;
Coordinate and provide event coverage for all stewardship activities as related to the Annual Fund and President’s Club;
Assist the Senior Vice President for Advancement in additional projects as assigned;
Identify and draft grant proposals;
Member of the Board of Governors Advancement Committee
Database Manager (share reporting with SVP)
Verifiable track record in developing and managing successful Annual Fund initiatives
Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
Experience using Microsoft Office, and advancement and fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge, Whipple Hill, and Wealth Engine)
Results-driven fundraising, advancement and special events background with great attention to detail
A background and fingerprint report will be conducted and submitted to State authorities as required by law for all personnel working within a school environment. Must be willing to undergo Catholic Diocese VIRTUS certification
Bachelor’s degree required, 5 years of experience in successful fundraising and annual fund management experience preferred
Internal Number: 091018dag
About Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a Catholic, College Preparatory, Co-educational community of 1100 students,operating under the ultimate authority of the Diocese of Trenton. It's community is comprised of 85 faculty members,20 administrators, and 35 staff members. The school’s leadership team consists of the President, the Principal, the Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Vice President for Finance and Operations, the Vice Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, the Vice Principal for Student Life and the Chaplain. Notre Dame is accredited through June 2021 by the NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement,
the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the SACS Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. It is a member of the national Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
Notre Dame High School’s suburban 100-acre campus is situated in Lawrenceville, NJ, five miles
from Princeton and three miles from the state capital in Trenton. The location of the school allows
easy access to both New York City and Philadelphia. The bucolic landscaped campus is home to
a lighted sports stadium containing a beautiful grotto. In additio...n, the campus boasts six tennis
courts, two baseball diamonds, two softball fields, a lacrosse field, a field hockey field, and 2 practice
fields for soccer and football. The 1200-seat auditorium, one of the largest in the area, is scheduled for a
renovation beginning in the summer of 2018.
The school typically sends 98% of its graduates on to higher educational opportunities. Its graduates
have been accepted to a breadth of selective colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Recent graduates have attended Princeton University, Cornell, The College of William and Mary,
Georgetown, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, Boston
College, Villanova University, Rutgers, The College of New Jersey, Johns Hopkins, West Point, the
Naval and Air Force Academies, and the University of Notre Dame, to name just a few.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Notre Dame High School affirms and supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all applicants for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion and other classifications protected by law (i.e. atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait status, marital status, etc.). However, the diocese reserves the right to favor qualified employees who are Catholic and to require that all employees comply with Catholic moral teachings.